Saxophone Syncopators is a unique saxophone quartet that specializes in performing the authentic musical style of ragtime in arrangements for four saxophones. The arrangements of this music come from the years
Obsadenie Saxophone Syncopators:
Pavol Hoďa graduated in clarinet at Bratislava Conservatory in 1998. During his studies he won twice 1st place in Slovak Conservatory Competition. He was member of Symphonic Orchestra of Slovak Radio and he cooperated with several jazz orchestras such as Ondřej Havelka & His Melody Makers, B-Side Band Brno, Dixieland Band of Jaromír Hnilička or Gustav Brom Big Band. He was also part of classical orchestras The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, The Slovak State Philharmonic Kosice, Slovak Sinfonietta, SymphonicOrchestra Karlovy Vary, Adolf Sax Quartet USA. In present he is member of hot jazz orchestra Bratislava Hot Serenaders, swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band and saxophone quartet Saxophone Syncopators where he plays soprano and alto-saxophone.
Ján Gašpárek graduated at Bratislava Conservatory in 2000. He continued in his studies at Academy of Art in Banská Bystrica where he achieved Master degree in 2005. During years 2003 and 2004 he attended international interpretation master classes in Ráckeve Music Castle Festival, Hungary at teachers Jože Kotar, Kohán István and Dittrich Tibor. Among his pedagogic praxis and other solo and chamber activities, he is member of saxophone quartet Saxophone Syncopators in which he plays alto-saxophone.
Ladislav Fanzowitz finished his piano studies at the Bratislava State Conservatory in the class of Peter Čerman with the title 'Best Graduate of the year 2000'. He continued his studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Universitat Fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna) and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he finished his doctorate degree in 2010.
He was a finalist and won first prize in several national and inter- national competitions: Marianske Lazne International Chopin Competition, Krakow Nyiregyhazi International Competition, National Conservatory Competition, International Competiti- on Piano Bratislava, J. N. Hummel International Competition, The Slovak Talent of the year 2000 and 2002 etc. He also at- tended several master classes (Jan Wijn, Abbey Simon, Gyorgy Sandor, Marian Lapšansky, Karl Heinz Kammerling, Mikhail Voskressensky and others).
As a soloist he has performed with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of the Slovak and Czech Radio, Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Zlin, Philharmonic Orchestra Hradec Kralove, Solistes Europeéns Luxembourg, State Philharmonic Košice, State Chamber Orchestra Zilina, Pressburger Philharmoniker, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, under the conductors Ondrej Lenárd, Vladimír Válek, Friedrich Haider, František Vajnar, Jerzy Swoboda, Svárovský, Tomáš Hanus, Kirk Trevor, Justus Franz, Mário Košik, Jack Martin Händler, Martin Leginus etc. Besides his active solo career, he is also well-liked chamber musician. Ladislav Fanzowitz has made several recordings for labels Diskant, Pavlík Records and Slovak Radio Records.
He has performed in the majority of the European countries and also in Malaysia and the USA.
Ladislav Fanzowitz is bandleader of swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band and saxophone quartet Saxophone Syncopators.